12 Masters are invited directly into the main bracket, while 3 spots are decided through play-in matches. The last spot will be decided in an open qualifier for Florida players that will be held on Lichess on 5/30.
Each match will consist of 16 3-minute games to be played on Lichess and will be streamed with live commentary on https://www.twitch.tv/orlandochesshouse.
In case a match is tied at 8-8 after the 16 scheduled games, 2 additional blitz games will be played. If still tied, another pair of games is played. If a match remains tied at 10-10, the two players will play an Armageddon game where White has 3 minutes against 2:30 for Black, but Black advances with a draw.
There is a scheduled 10-minute break after 8 games in each match, and both players can call 1 additional 5-minute “un-tilt” break, at any point in the match. The time and date for the matches will be announced as they get scheduled at a time that fits both players.
If any donations are received during the streaming of the matches, 90% will be distributed to the participants in the tournament, with 40% going to the winner of the tournament, 25% to the runner up and 12.5% to each semifinalist!